June 26

Downtown San Mateo 14th Annual Wine Walk

Come see Downtown’s unique character and its abundant shops, restaurants and businesses. Visitors to San Mateo purchase a wine glass and tasting tickets and visit businesses sampling wines and hors d’oeuvres. This event attracts people from all over the bay area.
When: 5:30 PM—9:00 PM
Where: Third Ave from B Street to El Camino Real, San Mateo
Cost: $30, includes 1 wine glass and 10 tasting tickets per person
More Information: 650-342-5520

June 27

Star Spangled Summer Cello Concert

Featuring the music of Shostakovich, Lenny Carlson, Chick Corea and Bach. With cellist Gael Alcock, pianist Skye Atman, guitarist Erik Pearson and poet Adam David Miller. Benefits Cha House, a college preparatory program for high school students.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: 2424 Warring Street, Berkeley
Cost: $10
More Information: www.gaelalcock.com.

Rhythm & Muse — Music and Spoken Word Open Mic

Featuring book release party for poets Lucille Lang Day and Marc Elihu Hofstadter. Piano and two mics available.
When: Open mic sign up at 6:30 PM, event is at 7:00 PM
Where: Berkeley Art Center, 1275 Walnut St., Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-527-9753

UNA / UNICEF Center — 45th Birthday

Program celebrating the 64th anniversary of the UN Charter! View a signature copy of the UN Charter. Free entertainment, refreshments, door prizes. Special sale: Up to 50% off on UNICEF cards, peace banners, children’s books and international gifts
When: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Where: 1403B Addison St., Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-849-1752 or www.unausaeastbay.org

San Francisco LGBT Pride Festival/Parade

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. This year’s theme is “In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…,” and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.  
When: 12:00 PM
Where: 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: 415-864-3733 or http://www.sfpride.org

June 28

City of El Cerrito Home Expo

Learn about home repair and home improvement projects. Talk with local home improvement businesses.
When: 1:00 PM—5:00 PM
Where: El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.el-cerrito.org/news/article.html?aid=357

Farmers’ Market -Chef at the Market Cooking Demonstration -Tantalizing Tomatoes

Join the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Chef Greg Mann for a special cooking demonstration that utilizes fresh seasonal ingredients that can be purchased at the Market.
When: Demo’s at 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square Farmers’ Market, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.pcfma.com/marketdetail.php?market_id=5

San Francisco LGBT Pride Festival/Parade

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. This year’s theme is “In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…,” and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.  
When: 12:00 PM
Where: 1800 Market Street, San Francisco
Cost: Free
More Information: 415-864-3733 or http://www.sfpride.org 

4th Annual Berkeley International Food Festival

Savor tons of ethnic cuisines at the Berkeley International Food Festival.  Tastes from India, Spain, Pakistan, Thailand, Jamaica, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America will all be gathered in one place!
When: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Outdoors, University and San Pablo Avenues
Cost: Free
More Information: http://berkeleyinternationalfoodfestival.com/

June 29

Musical Mondays – Guest Performance by Iya Khan

Jack London Square hosts live musical entertainment to enjoy while playing favorite board games. Check out chess, checkers, scrabble and much more. Build up an appetite and check out the prefix dinner menus that the JLS restaurants will feature to help you ease into another work week
When: 5:30 PM—8:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Pavilion Stage, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-645-9292 or http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

June 30

Meet Celia Welch Masyczek, Food & Wine Magazine 2008 Winemaker of the Year

You are invited to the opening celebration of Cornerstone Cellar’s new Wine Tasting Room in San Francisco! Come meet winemaker Celia Welch Masyczek and taste through her highly acclaimed Cornerstone Cellars wines. The tasting will include a 5 Year Vertical Tasting of Celia’s Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon wines and the latest release of her Napa Valley bottling.
When: 5:30 PM—8:30 PM
Where: Winery Collective Tasting Room, 485 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
Cost: $25, please RSVP (see more information, below)
More Information: 415-929-WINE (9463) or http://www.winerycollective.com

July 1

Marin County Fair

The Marin Fair is well worth checking out with a slew of exciting events and attractions! Below are just some highlights to check out – but be sure to check out their website for an exciting week of fun activities, including: Carnival rides, fine arts and crafts, live music, exhibits, and competitions.
When: 11:00 AM
Where: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
Cost: $14
More Information: 415-499-6800

July 2

Documentary: Torturing Democracy

The San Leandro Community Action Network (SLCAN) will show the documentary Torturing Democracy as part of its monthly film series on Thursday, July 2, 2009. Award-winning producer Sherry Jones presents a comprehensive documentary—more than 18 months in the making—”tells the inside story of how the U.S. government adopted torture as official policy in the aftermath of 9/11.”
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Zocalo Coffeehouse at 645 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro.
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.slcan.org